Description: Some 21 new photographs are a continuation of an ongoing and larger series enitled ‘Playtime’, parts of which were shown in Austria in 2010 and also presented at the London Art Fair earlier this year.
Playing children form the central motifs of ‘Between Worlds’. The camera looks at how they both interact with and adapt manmade structures and naturalistic landscapes. It watches for the moment of a child’s immense physical yet ephemeral presence. Taking books such as Narnia and The Magician’s Nephew, it looks to frame the movements of its interlocutors within both cultural, painterly and naturalistic space.
Bio. Claudia Pilsl was born in Wels, Austria in 1965. She studied in Vienna and Berlin before moving to Bristol, where she presently lives. She was a resident artist at Victoria Baths, Manchester (Transition Arts Programme) and in 2005/6 was the inaugural residency project at Slumgothic Gainsborough. Her work has been shown at the Liverpool Biennial, the John Hansard and Aspex; in Europe it has travelled to Stuttgart, Cologne and Berlin.
About BITR. BendInTheRiver started staging solo exhibitions of contemporary art in Gainsborough Lincolnshire UK in 1997. In 2005 it moved to warehouse premises next to the River Trent and took over a vast redundant church in the town, from where it began to operate a more avant garde programme called Slumgothic, the intention of which was to provide a more experimental and ambitious space where ‘things could happen’ and be fabricated. At present it runs both an exhibition programme and Arts Council funded Projects, hosts a teenage arts project and guest curates on other sites.